Meeting Minutes
 
 

MARCH 6, 2018 MINUTES                                                        

                       

President Neil Ecker called the March 6, 2018 regular council meeting of the Biglerville Borough Council to order at 7:00 p.m.  

 

The following council members were present: Neil O. Ecker, John A. Angstadt, Robert Pantaleo, Robert Smith, Robert E. Guise, Janet L. Gliem, and  (by phone only – Melinda Warren Elnaggar).

 

Authority Present:  Dick Mountfort, Robert Pantaleo, Nicole Redden and Phil Wagner (Erik Vranich was absent).

 

Others present were: Bernard Yannetti, Solicitor; Kevin Bollinger, Sewer/Water Operator; Alyssa Biesecker, Former Mayor; Chris MacBeth, Biglerville Fire Department Chief; Craig Zack, KPI; Peggy Williams, Gettysburg Times Reporter; Gary Lanious, Police Chief;  Residents as follows: Kevin and Lori Biesecker , Hank Thielemann, Christine Ecker and Todd Gardner.

 

ANGSTADT MADE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE FEBRUARY 6, 2018 REGULAR MEETING MINUTES.  GLIEM SECONDED THE MOTION.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO BE HEARD:  President Ecker called on the Biglerville Fire Department Chief, Chris MacBeth who presented a packet of information to the Council.  It included personnel list and year end incident reports.  Also, MacBeth reviewed their Box Card system because he was asking for a change to the current listing.  The borough council are required to approve Box Card changes.  The review included an explanation of the Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) and who fills that position.  Council concurred with the fire department’s judgement on this change.  President Ecker signed the documents to be forwarded to the Adams County Emergency Agency. 

 

The council thanked MacBeth for the work that the fire department does in the borough and for the staging area that was used for the E Recycling event.

 

President Ecker presented an Apple Plaque to Alyssa Biesecker for the four years of service as the Mayor.  Biesecker thanked the council.

 

FINANCE/PERSONNEL COMMITTEE:  President Ecker announced that the council was going to hold an Executive Session for Personnel reasons.  He will recuse himself from the session since it would be to discuss qualifications of the Mayoral candidates.  The Vice President would be running the session.  The executive session started at 7:12 p.m. and ended at 7:35 p.m.

 

MacBeth, Kevin and Lori Biesecker left the meeting at this time.

 

Vice President Angstadt thanked the six Mayoral candidates for their interest in the position.  He asked if there is a motion to appoint a Mayor.

 

GLIEM MADE A MOTION TO NOMINATE CHRISTINE ECKER TO THE MAYOR POSITION.  SMITH SECONDED THE MOTION.

 

VICE PRESIDENT ANGSTADT ASKED IF THERE IS ANY OTHER NOMINATIONS.  ANGSTADT STATED HEARING NONE; THE NOMINATIONS ARE CLOSED.  ANGSTADT ASKED IF THERE IS A SECOND TO THE MOTION.   

 

ROLL CALL VOTE: 

ECKER, ABSTAIN

ELNAGGAR – YES

GLIEM – YES

GUISE – YES

PANTALEO – YES

ANGSTADT – YES

SMITH – YES. 

 

MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Yannetti announced that the Mayor is appointed until the next General Election.  The Secretary/Treasurer swore in the Mayor and notarized the document along with the Affidavit of Residency.  The meeting was turned over to President Ecker by Vice President Angstadt.

 

President Ecker discussed the missing supports from the banners and the cost to add more support straps and replace the banner that fell down on East York Street.  Council concurred to table this until next month.

 

President Ecker announced that there is a Memo of Understanding from Adams County IT Department for our use of their web page.  The cost is $60 per year. 

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ECKER, AS CHAIR OF FINANCE AND PERSONNEL, TO APPROVE THE MEMO OF UNDERSTANDING AND PAY THE $60 PER YEAR.  PANTALEO SECONDED THE MOTION.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Yannetti, Thielemann and Wagner left the meeting.

 

President Ecker stated that the lawn mowing price has stayed the same for the year from Kuhn Lawn Care.  Council concurred to keep the same company.

 

SEWER COMMITTEE:  Janet Gliem read the Sewer committee monthly report.

 

-  Treated total 11,676,000 gallons

- Average per day 417,000 gallons

- Weekly BOD, CBOD, Phosphorus, Ammonia Nitrogen, TSS, & Fecal Coliform samples 

- Weekly nitrate-nitrite & total nitrogen samples

- Monthly Copper, Final & Upstream Hardness samples

- Pull waste pump #1 to remove clog

- Envirep was here on the 8th of this month to service, and check tolerances on Raw Pumps at the STP.  They also replaced the Air Release Value that was bad at the same time.

-We got prices for the new gate at the sewer plant.  Security Fence is a member of Co-stars, and gave a price of $9,205.00, plus $22.00 for each remote, for a total of $9,359.00.  We also got 3 quotes for the electrical work that goes along with this.  Heflin Electric was the lowest price at $2,212.00.  This is a budgeted item and I am asking for approval to get it done.

-Televise sewer lateral for property owner at 23 N. Main St.

- Pull both banks of UV lights and clean.

- Storm drain off alley at 20 N. Main St.?

- Run Press 2 days

 

Kevin Bollinger

Water/Sewer Operator

 

Wagner entered the meeting.

 

Bollinger explained the need for the fence and security gate.  The Security Fence Company is a member of Co-Stars and Heflin Electric is the lowest quote.  He stated that the amount budgeted was $12,000.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY GLIEM TO HIRE HEFLIN ELECTRIC TO DO THE ELECTRIC FOR THE FENCE AT THE STP FOR $2,212.00 AND TO HIRE THE SECURITY GATE/FENCE AT $9,205 PLUS $22.00 FOR EACH REMOTE.  SMITH SECONDED THE MOTION.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Council discussed the Asper request to repair the storm water grate which is located North of Alley #6.  Guise reviewed the request with the council.  The borough has tried to find the width of the Alley #6 and no records could be found except a location 200 yards up the alley which shows a 10 foot alley.  This damage is not located in the boroughs alley. Guise stated that if the problem is not on the boroughs right of way than the owner has the responsibility to make the repairs.  Council concurred.

 

Gliem asked Zack to report on the sewer project.

 

Zack stated that the electric contract is completed.  There is a payment request for PSI which is $500.00 for the final payment for this Contract #2. He asked for a motion to pay this from the Authority and Council.

 

COUNCIL MOTION:

A MOTION WAS MADE BY GLIEM AND SECONDED BY SMITH TO PAY PSI CONTRACT #2 FOR $500.00.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

AUTHORITY:  A MOTION WAS MADE BY WAGNER AND SECONDED BY REDDEN TO PAY PSI CONTRACT #2 FOR $500.00.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.  PANTALEO ABSTAINED.

                                                                                   

Zack discussed that the remainder of money to be reimbursed from PennVest will be completed when the loan closes. 

 

The Draft copy of the Chapter 94 was discussed with the Authority and Council.  KPI recommended that a motion be made by the Authority and Council to sign the finalized report for submission to PA DEP by the March 31 deadline.

 

AUTHORITY:  A MOTION WAS MADE BY REDDEN AND SECONDED BY WAGNER TO AUTHORIZE THE AUTHORITY CHAIR TO SIGN THE CHAPTER 94 AND SEND IT TO PA DEP BY KPI.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

COUNCIL:  A MOTION WAS MADE BY GLIEM AND SECONDED BY SMITH TO AUTHORIZE KPI TO SEND IN THE CHAPTER 94 REPORT TO PA DEP AND HAVE THE AUTHORITY CHAIR TO SIGN IT.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Wagner, Redden and Mountfort left the meeting at this time.

 

Craig Zack stated that Knouse Foods presented to the council an Act 14 notification that is required when filing for a request for a permit from the state.  This permit has no correlation with any previous request from them.  Further, President Ecker discussed with the council a phone call he had from Charlie Bennett, Knouse Foods, regarding their request for sewer connections from their plant.  After discussion, council concurred that Ecker will call them back and let them know a feasibility study is required and review the current flows with him.

                                                                                               

WATER COMMITTEE:  Smith read the Water Report as follows

 

In February, our water system pumped a total of 2,998,000 gallons averaging 107,071 gal/day.  That’s 8.9% decrease from January 2018 and a 2.2% decrease from February 2017.

 

February’s bacteria samples were taken on the 6th at 110 South Main Street (7-11 Store), 33 Musselman Ave. (boro office) and 38 West York Street (Adams County Surplus).  Annual Nitrate-Nitrite samples were taken at Well #5 and #7 on the 27th and 28th.

      

In February, we had two final water meter reading at 69 East York Street and 65 Fifth Street.

 

On the 6th, Mentzers repaired a leaking water main in front of 15 Rice Ave. (Bairs’ Flower Shop).  The leak was found late in the day and was that bad it couldn’t wait till the next day.  The first block of Rice Ave. was out of water for a couple hours and on a boil water notice for two days.

 

Water/Wastewater Operator

Doug Hays

                                                                                               

Smith asked Bollinger how long they worked on the Rice Ave. leak and thanked the operators for their hard work.

 

Craig Zack, KPI, stated that the borough has been denied on the copper study permit to add chemicals to the drinking water.  Since the borough has instituted the chemicals into the sewer plant this process can be voided.  Council concurred.

 

Zack explained that the Highway Occupancy Permit for Thomas Brothers Country Store project has been signed and approved.  KPI will submit it to PennDot. 


PLANNING COMMITTEE:
  Nothing to report

 

SAFETY COMMITTEE:  Pantaleo asked for questions on the Police Report. None.

 

ORDINANCE COMMITTEE:  Nothing to report.

 

PROPERTY/HIGHWAY COMMITTEE:  Guise explained that the secretary contacted several businesses to get quotes for the street cleaning but only received one response.  The problem appears to be the disposal fees that are difficult to quote.

 

Quote Received:  Pruitt Trucking, Gardners PA.  The quote is Street Cleaning at $2,475.00 and the disposal fees are $1,277.10 for a total of $3,752.10.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY GUISE AND SECONDED BY PANTALEO TO ACCEPT THE QUOTE FOR STREET CLEANING BY PRUITT TRUCKING.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

 CODE ENFORCEMENT REPORT:

                                   

CODE AND ZONING ENFORCEMENT REPORT

January 2018 report

 

                   

Lists of permits:

Address & Reason

Date Applied          Date/ Filed

 

30 Penn  St - Occupancy

                                3/2/18

 

17 Fourth St – Porch

                                2/23/18

 

115 E York St – Occupancy

                                2/23/18

 

98 S Main St – Sign

                                2/9/18

 

106 Fourth St – Occupancy

                                2/16/18

 

98 S Main St – Building remolding

                                2/9/18

 

112 Fourth St – Occupancy

                                2/16/18

 

Investigations and Inspections

Address

 

Reason

 

Date of first inspection and final inspection

18 Marie Ln

Junk and Debris /Sent notice to clean up.  Cleaned up

         1/31/18       2/23/18

30 Penn St

Junk and Debris/Sent notice to clean up.  Cleaned up.

 

     2/2/18              3/2/18

89 W York St

Junk and Debris/Sent notice to cleanup

   1/31/18              3/2/18

89 W York St

Junk Vehicles (3) sent notice to remove/filing citations

    1/31/18             3/2/18

89 W York St

Junk vehicles (5) sent notice to remove/filing citations

     2/4/18             3/2/18

 

 

 

CITATIONS FILED:

NAME

ADDRESS

REASON

 

 

 

 

Wayne Smith

Zoning/Code Enforcement Officer

 

OLD BUSINESS:  Nothing to report on the ACTCC or YATB.

 

NEW BUSINESS:  President Ecker asked Pantaleo to explain his resignation from the Authority.  Pantaleo said that his employer works with several contractors that work with water and sewer and he is concerned with conflict of interest.  Council concurred to accept his resignation.

  

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ANGSTADT AND SECONDED BY GLIEM TO ACCEPT THE ROBERT PANTALEO RESIGNATION FROM THE AUTHORITY EFFECTIVE MARCH 6, 2018.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

President Ecker discussed with the council getting a replacement for the Authority position.  Todd Gardner agreed to serve in that position.

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY ANGSTADT TO APPOINT TODD GARDNER TO THE AUTHORITY.  MOTION WAS SECONDED BY SMITH.  MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

The council took no action on the Senate Bill 2 after a short discussion on the topic.

 

The council concurred to send a letter of support to Representative Will Tallman regarding Senate Bill 251 to allow local police to use speed timing device (radar).

 

The secretary explained the change of electronic transfers to and from PennVest from ACH process to Wire Transfers.  The Wire Transfers have a fee of $15 per transaction.  She has requested that the bank waive this fee but does not have any answer back from ACNB as of this date. 

 

A MOTION WAS MADE GUISE AND SECONDED BY PANTALEO TO ADJOURN THE MEETING AND PAY THE BILLS AT 8:30 P.M.

 BIGLERVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT         

MONTHLY ACTIVITIES REPORT FOR FEBRUARY 2018

32 COMPLAINTS OR SERVICE CALLS

31 TOTAL ARRESTS 26 TRAFFIC 05 CRIMINAL

9 INVESTIGATIONS 8 WARNINGS 

963 TOTAL MILES TRAVELED 327.5 TOTAL HOURS WORKED

163.5 LANIOUS 150 HARTLEY 14 PART TIME OFFICERS

 

COMPLAINT/SERVICE CALLS

TRAFFIC ARREST

CRIMINAL ARREST

1 – 911 Hang up

11 – Max Speed

3- Transmission of Sexually Exp. Pic.

1 – Drug Violation

5 – Inspections

1 – Possession of Marihuana

3 – Asst. Fire Dept.

1 – Insurance

1 – Possession of Paraphernalia

1 – Asst Other Police Dept.

2 – Red Light

 

1 Building Check

1 – Lic. Required

 

2 – Crim. Misc.

2- Permitting Violation

 

3 – Court App.

1 – Improper Turn

 

1 – Disabled Vehicle

1 – Careless Driving

 

1 – Hit & Run

2 – Registration Required

 

8 – Follow Calls

 

 

1 – Info Call

 

 

1 – Suicide Attempt

 

 

1 – Susp. Vehicle/Person

 

 

1 – Vehicle Acct.

 

 

2 – Training Classes

 

 

1 – Threats

 

 

1 – Warrant Service

 

 

1 – Theft

 

 

1 - Trespass

 

 

32 – Traffic Stops

 

 

 

TYPE OF INVESTIGATIONS:

            2 Crim. Misc.

            1 Threats

            1 Child Porn

            1 Vehicle Acct.

            1 Hit & Run

            1 Trespass

            1 Drug Violation

            1 Theft

 

STATUS OF INVESTIGATIONS

01 Closed Unsolved

00       Unfounded

03   Under Investigation

05    Cleared 

 

STATUS OF INVESTIGATIONS YEAR TO DATE

01 CLOSED UNSOLVED

00    UNFOUNDED

04    UNDER INVESTIGATION

05    CLEARED

REPORTING OFFICER:  CHIEF GARY P. LANIOUS